Career & College Prep

Career and College Prep

Are you a 7–12th grader looking to get a jump-start on your future? You can use your middle and high school years to figure out where you want to go and how to get there. In addition to core courses, you’ll take career-focused classes to explore your options and find your passion—all while earning your high school diploma. Discovering what you want to do now can prepare you to dive into a career right out of high school or help you make the right decision about your college major.

You can also:

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Participate in career clubs

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Gain workplace skills

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Prepare to take industry-recognized certification exams upon graduation*

Career Clubs

HCCA students can enroll in career clubs, also called career technical service organizations (CTSOs). CTSOs allow students with similar career interests to connect, practice professional skills, work on service projects, take field trips, and compete against other schools at the local, state, and national levels. Hoosier College and Career Academy (HCCA) offers the following CTSO:

SkillsUSA Membership

With curriculum that covers 130 job categories and more than 600 national partners—businesses, trade associations, and unions — SkillsUSA gives students the opportunity to:

  • Practically apply what they learn in the classroom
  • Take courses in addition to those offered by the HCCA course catalog
  • Participate in academic competitions and community service activities
  • Connect with like-minded students who have similar career and academic interests
  • Earn scholarships offered exclusively through SkillsUSA
Career & College Prep

* Many Microsoft®️ Office certificates can be earned after completing one course. Other certificates require more classes to be better prepared, and students who participate in the program for at least two years will have further preparation for certification testing.